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Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 44% You're Not You (2014) "Nicholas Sparks didn't write You're Not You, but he might as well have, given its familiar disease-of-the-week plot filled with scenic locations and gorgeous people. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2.5/4 77% St. Vincent (2014) "St. Vincent tries its darnedest to be crowd-pleasing. This is not to say that it's not entertaining or lacks good performances. It's often quite funny. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2.5/4 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "A pleasant, entertaining way to spend just under 90 minutes, particularly if accompanied by children. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/4 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Kill the Messenger is an intriguing, chilling and briskly paced film that, despite its flaws, seems particularly timely, given the level of distrust for the government and its intelligence-gathering efforts. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 47% The Judge (2014) "It's well-acted, with some occasional moments of clever dialogue, but the story is plodding, predictable and tension-free. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/4 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "Think a computer-driven, de-fanged Crash, without the ethnic diversity. Not exactly an epic fail, it could have used a reboot. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/4 88% The Good Lie (2014) "The political becomes personal, eye-opening and moving in The Good Lie. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) "Potential peeps out occasionally in Hector and the Search for Happiness, but then flounders and gets lost in a bland sea of sentimentality and cultural myopia. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
1.5/4 29% Annabelle (2014) "The story is a mishmash of demonic possession, Satanic killings, machines suddenly switching on and off and vacantly-staring figurines. It's more familiar than frightening. And the human actors are no more compelling than the poker-faced dolls. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl is to marriage what Fatal Attraction was to infidelity. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2/4 64% The Maze Runner (2014) "A sci-fi thriller set in a vaguely post-apocalyptic future must create a fully drawn universe to thoroughly captivate the viewer. But Maze Runner feels only partially formed. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Audiences ... will be drawn to a more soulful Neeson as a downtrodden gumshoe with a strong sense of decency and dark streak of humor. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "As a film it feels overly familiar, with some amusing scenes, but not enough to make for a wholly satisfying experience. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3.5/4 81% Tracks (2014) "A riveting adventure, as well as a dreamy meditative saga. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/4 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) "What looms largest is the sense of abiding loss of a potentially great movie. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "Like its predecessor, Dolphin Tale 2 is a family-friendly story with a heart-warming and wise message of healing. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 89% The Drop (2014) "The Drop is a taut yarn that bides its time. Slow-burning tension, dark wit and superlative performances will keep audiences captivated. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 52% Frontera (2014) "No polemic, it's a poignant tale of human decency and redemption. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1.5/4 7% The Identical (2014) "Elvis may have left the building, but a bland impersonator has made his way onto the big screen in a contrived twins-separated-at-birth movie. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1/4 26% As Above, So Below (2014) "As forewarned, so avoid. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2.5/4 35% The November Man (2014) "A predictable espionage thriller undercut further by loose ends left dangling, November Man is worth seeing only for Pierce Brosnan's dynamic lead performance. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 65% The Notebook (2014) "Though it features no battle scenes, The Notebook shines a powerful, unflinching light on the horrors of World War II. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2.5/4 33% Cantinflas (2014) "While a substantial number of scenes are heavy-handed, the actor who plays Cantinflas- Óscar Jaenada - is a standout. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 80% The One I Love (2014) "Fans of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits will particularly appreciate this blend of clever mystery, offbeat wit and a deeper-than-usual observational analysis of relationships and marital ennui. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3.5/4 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Love may be weird, complicated and uncertain, but it is also wondrous. Love Is Strange makes that case with a remarkable blend of tenderness, wit and intelligence " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2.5/4 36% If I Stay (2014) "It's a tough balancing act melding dewy-eyed teen romance with family tragedy, and harder still to weave in rousing rock performances and gorgeous classical music. If I Stay ambitiously tries to fuse it all and occasionally succeeds. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 21, 2014
1.5/4 7% Are You Here (2014) "It's so formless, awkward and jarringly directed it's almost unwatchable. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "The cartoonish mayhem in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For aims for a film noir sensibility, but too frequently the script simply resorts to anachronistic scenes of Jessica Alba twerking. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2.5/4 45% Life After Beth (2014) "Starts with promise and has some darkly funny scenes but grows listless, repetitive and plodding, the cinematic equivalent of a zombie. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 85% The Trip To Italy (2014) "The pair bicker cheekily and needle each other in clever, amusing ways. At their best, they have almost a syncopated rhythm to their comical sparring. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/4 36% The Giver (2014) "It changes some plot points, but more important it lacks the resonance and mythic quality of Lowry's literary allegory. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 14, 2014
1/4 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "The Expendables 3 is as boneheaded and disposable as it sounds. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2.5/4 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) "Apart from the scenic location of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and the equally enthralling shots of Indian and French cuisine, what remains is a pleasant if rather syrupy tale of clashing cultures. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/4 70% What If (2014) "What if is less conventional and more winning than most films in this category. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1.5/4 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "Is there a word that means the opposite of Cowabunga? " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/4 21% Into The Storm (2014) "The special effects are skillfully wrought, scary and exciting. But when the story focuses on those weathering the onslaught, things are far less thrilling. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1.5/4 38% Child Of God (2014) "This wrong-headed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's taut 1973 novel, as interpreted by director James Franco, spends too much time trying to create an element of compassion for this devilishly aberrant killer. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3.5/4 89% Calvary (2014) "Calvary offers a fascinating look at contemporary attitudes toward the priesthood and Catholicism, as well as an impeccable lead performance by Brendan Gleeson and darkly sharp wit. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/4 80% Get On Up (2014) "It's hard not to feel good while watching Chadwick Boseman exuberantly disappear into the role of the Godfather of Soul. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "The plot occasionally becomes overstuffed, perhaps packing in extraneous elements in order to set up future installments. Yet the zany script by director James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Perlman is sharply funny. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 30, 2014
3.5/4 75% Happy Christmas (2014) "A gently funny ensemble comedy that feels less like a movie than a short story. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/4 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "A pleasant, but forgettable, trifle. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3.5/4 53% I Origins (2014) "Captivating, suspenseful and thought-provoking. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Anchored by Hoffman's superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 66% Lucy (2014) "A stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and ludicrous. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "With the lackluster quality of its characters - aircraft, a smattering of trucks, RVs and motorcycles - the movie makes Pixar's Cars and its sequel look like masterpieces. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "While the film is rutted with plot holes, lapses in logic and tin-eared dialogue - the obvious is stated again and again - it falls squarely into a category that used to be called B movies. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1.5/4 17% Sex Tape (2014) "[A] stilted, nearly humorless, non-titillating slog ... " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/4 80% Land Ho! (2014) "Good films have sprung from more ludicrous notions. But an eccentric, inappropriate relative on a road trip is not quite enough to pin a film on. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/4 98% Boyhood (2014) "Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "An exciting and engrossing blockbuster with weighty themes, it raises important moral questions as it keeps viewers riveted. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 10, 2014
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